Burglar breaks into Hermitage pharmacy twice - WKRN News 2

Burglar breaks into Hermitage pharmacy twice

Posted: Updated: Nov 28, 2012 5:31 PM CST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Authorities are searching for a burglar who broke into a pharmacy in Hermitage two nights in a row, seeking medication.

The suspect broke into the Professional Arts Pharmacy located on the Summit Medical Center campus on Frist Boulevard Monday and Tuesday nights.

Nashville's News 2 obtained surveillance video of the break-in.  The video shows the suspect taking medication from behind the counter.

In about 30 seconds he hops over the counter and, using a flashlight, finds the medication.

The suspect smashed the top portion of the door around 10 p.m. Monday night. When he returned Tuesday night, he broke through the bottom portion of the door.

Pharmacists won't say specifically what medication was taken, but they believe he may have been there before to case the pharmacy.

"It's possible because he knew the area so well. He had about 30 seconds to be in and out of the pharmacy before security was alerted so he must have known exactly where to go," said pharmacist Dr. Patrick Hall.

Officials believe he broke in to get specific medication, adding that he bypassed pricey medication and a moneybag.

"I don't know if it's because of his urgency to get out of the pharmacy that he missed those things but there were some other items that he overlooked," said Dr. Hall.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro police or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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